Sunday, August 7, 2011

Snap Happy

So I told you there would be more snaps. I had so much fun installing with Mel. Maybe too much fun? I want to do it again! Bigger!
So on an unrelated topic, I have started reading this book. It's called "the Happiness Project". It's pretty much about this woman who decides she wants to be happier. She's not unhappy, she's not depressed she just realises that life passes pretty quickly and she wants to get as most out of it as possible. She does'nt want to get weighed down by the crap stuff. Sounds a little new agey doesn't it? Its not really its not. I just kind of like what she's getting at. It's kind of like we are so busy and want to cram as much in as possible but at the same time want to eliminate all the stuff that our thoughts seem to accumulate.
She writes herself these funny little commandments and is taking a year to get herself happier. I kind of like it. It is a little preachy in some bits but I like what it's about on the whole. So this morning, in my attempt at my own happiness project, I got up at 5:30am (yes the am) and went to boot camp with a friend of mine. More exercise, more energy, more happy. Thats the plan anyways. I am trying to eliminate the things I don't like, change the things I can change, don't sweat the small stuff, be nicer in general.... now I sound like a sap.
I just figure that with taking on a full time job, on top of my glass practice, there is not a lot of room to be unhappy. I don't want to be. I enjoy being busy but I also want to be better at it. In the book she also talks about doing things just for yourself. Like not always wanting someone to tell you that you are doing a good job, or trying to make others happy then demanding the praise for it. I guess this is how I kind of feel about the exhibition. It was a rainy night and not a lot of people showed. The friends that did I was super grateful. Rather than get upset about it, think about how much time and effort I put into it, support the arts and blah, blah, blah why isn't it enough just for me to be happy that I did it for me? I had an absolute ball doing the install why is that not enough?
So I'm trying to figure out what it is that makes me happy and try and make some changes to get the most out of this busy life.

1 comment:

  1. it does sounds a bit sappy, but it makes sense, time is precious, you want to spend it being happy. lets make a date soon to become even happier with food and drinks!